Women’s Legal Service Victoria
WLSV specialise in relationship breakdown and violence against women. WLSV’s services include providing legal advice, legal casework, representation and referrals to women in Victoria as well as legal education and law reform.
Advice and court representation, legal education and law reform
Legal Advice Line
We operate a free and confidential Legal Advice Line for women in Victoria who need legal advice, information or referral. We offer women the opportunity to speak confidentially with a female lawyer about legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women.
Interpreter services are available.
Phone 03 8622 0600 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 133 302 (for country callers)
Hours of operation
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
If you need URGENT legal advice outside these hours please call Victoria Legal Aid.
We provide ongoing representation to women facing significant barriers to accessing justice and where our assistance will have greatest impact. That impact may be for the individual or of a systemic nature, meaning that it will lead to improvements to the legal system. For more information please see our website.
Legal Advice and Representation Clinic at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court
We operate a free and confidential legal service at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Our lawyers provide legal advice, representation and referrals for women who have intervention order matters in court that day. We can assist women by explaining the legal process, negotiating with the other person or their lawyer, providing court representation or seeking adjournments.
Hours of operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Level 6, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court
233 William Street (corner of Lonsdale St)
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
The Women’s Legal Service office is located on the 6th floor. Please tell the court staff at the information counter when you arrive that you would like to see the Women’s Legal Service duty lawyer.